A police spokesman says at least one of the men worked on “Empire.”
ABC7 Chicago alleges the actor was being written off “Empire” and wanted to save his job.
“How can you not believe that? It’s the truth,” he told Robin Roberts.
The “Empire” star has said he was attacked in Chicago on Jan. 29.
“I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual,” the actor said Friday.
Smollett was beaten by two men who reportedly yelled “MAGA country.”
“You didn’t deserve, nor anybody deserves to have a noose put around your neck.”
“Empire” actor was walking in Chicago when the attack happened, police say.